History of our Church

Kissinger’s Church is bordered by Penn State-Berks Campus on one side and Country Meadows Retirement Community on the other. We proclaim the Gospel not only to those neighbors, but to the surrounding Berks County area as well.

In 1852, Lutheran and Reformed Christians founded a church located along the scenic banks of the Tulpehocken Creek on land donated by John and Abraham Kissinger.

Kissinger’s Church was incorporated in 1936 as a Union Church serving rural Spring Township. In 1967 the Reformed congregation (and the Union Church) dissolved. The Lutheran congregation continued as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

In the early 1990’s it became apparent that the original structure could no longer safely serve the needs of a growing congregation. In 1995 a new church building was erected. On July 21, 1997, the original church was demolished. The church bell was saved and placed in storage in the basement of the new church. Ultimately, the bell was restored and is on display in the lobby.

An education wing was constructed in 1998 which further enhanced our campus. Education rooms are available for all ages and a large social hall lends itself to many activities. Ample parking space and handicapped accessibility are also available.

To become more visible, a steeple was added on top of the education wing on June 17, 2006.

Kissinger’s has always been a warm and welcoming congregation and in April of 2011, the congregation voted to leave the ELCA and become an Independent Lutheran Congregation. In December 2015, the congregation voted to become a Christian Non-Denominational Independent Congregation.

We want all who enter our doors to feel “at home”. Since our beginnings as a rural church in Spring Township into the 21st century suburban church along the Tulpehocken Creek, the message has not changed: God loves you! We are a house of prayer for all people.

Kissinger's Church Mission Statement:

Where the Bible Comes Alive through Worship, Prayer, Study and Fellowship while serving others with love and respect.